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The Uniformed Division’s mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees. Throughout its history, the Uniformed Division has accomplished this mission through a tradition of honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence.
The Officer position starts at a salary of $69,797(LE-0083-01, step 1) in the Office of Protective Operations, Uniformed Division. For more information on the Secret Service click here.Learn more about this agency
07/28/2023 to 09/30/2023
$69,797 - $120,069 per year
Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and foreign travel may be required.
Yes—If a final job offer is extended, relocation expenses may be authorized to the duty location.
Temporary - The duration of your limited-term Schedule B excepted appointment is 3 years and 120 days. Upon completion, you will either be converted to a career appointment in the competitive service or separated based on the expiration of the appointment.
**The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. If you do not report to take the Uniformed Division Entrance Examination (UDEE), or you fail the exam, there is a three-month waiting period before you can reapply and retest.
During the course of their careers, Uniformed Division Officers carry out assignments in protection. Duties include:
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Conditions of Employment you will be required to:
You qualify for the LE-01 grade level (starting salary $69,797) if you meet the following requirements:
All qualification requirements listed above must be met by the cut-off date of the month in which you applied.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are considered in the following order: (1) preference eligibles having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more; followed by (2) other 10-point preference eligibles; (3) 5-point preference eligible; and (4) non-preference eligibles (i.e., non-veterans). For information on veterans' preference, please click here.
You will be evaluated based on the minimum qualification questions that are in the vacancy questions.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must successfully complete Phase I (see below) to receive a conditional offer. In addition, applicants must successfully complete Phase II (see below) in order to receive final consideration for employment.
As part of the application process the applicant will be required to complete the United States Secret Service Applicant Physical Abilities Test (APAT). It is a physical fitness assessment which consist of four components (push-ups, sit-ups, Illinois Agility Run and a 1.5 Mile Run). The APAT is designed to measure the current level of general physical fitness of an applicant, which serves as an indicator of an applicant’s ability to safely complete a vigorous physical training program. It evaluates an applicant’s ability to perform the physical tasks required on the job by measuring muscular and dynamic strength, endurance, flexibility, aerobic capacity and other factors related to physical aptitude. The standards are anticipated to be the same regardless of age, gender or position.
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The Secret Service follows stringent guidelines relating to illegal drug usage. An applicant's history is reviewed and a determination for employment is made according to our guidelines. For more information regarding the U.S. Secret Service drug guidelines please click here to view our Drug Policy.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.
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General Medical Requirements:
As determined by the Office of Personnel Management, the duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulders, hips and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must function sufficiently in order for applicants to perform the duties satisfactorily.
Since the duties of this position are exacting and involve the responsibility for the safety of others under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the duties of this position or that would cause the individual to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying.
There are also specific medical requirements for this position, and any chronic disease or condition affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary, and other systems that would impair full performance of the duties of the position may also be disqualifying. Click here for more information.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join here.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration of Federal Employment. False statements on any part of the OF-306 and application may result in withdrawal of the offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine or imprisonment.
Applicants selected for this position will be required to sign a continuing service agreement before being assigned to an initial training class. The continuing service agreement will commit the applicant to a specified period of employment with the U.S. Secret Service upon the successful completion of training.
A special needs/superior qualifications pay-setting authority may be available to applicants who have superior qualifications or whose skills and competencies fill a special need of the Secret Service. The recommended salary for such an applicant may be at any point in the range listed for this position. If you are deemed eligible for this pay-setting authority, you will be notified during the hiring process. Please note that the use of this authority is at the sole discretion of the Secret Service.
WORK SCHEDULE: Newly appointed Uniformed Division Officers normally work a 40-hour workweek on a set schedule (e.g., 6:30 am - 3:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm, or 10:30 pm - 7:00 am shifts). Workdays and shifts will vary depending on assignment and manpower requirements.
Applicants will be required to travel to all phases of the application process at their own expense.
The Secret Service prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone). Exception: a single conservative and unobtrusive tattoo in the form of a ring is authorized on one finger.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your on-line application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by your resume. Your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices in order to be considered and deemed eligible. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
All information that you want us to consider must be in your resume.
This is an open continuous announcement. The first cut-off date for consideration of applicants will be August 4, 2023. Thereafter, the cut-off for applications received will be every Friday of each month until the job opportunity announcement closes.
In addition to addressing the job opportunity announcementspecific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
All information that you want us to consider must be in your resume.
This position is being advertised via Secret Service Hire which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, complete the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Law Enforcement Acquisition Division, Uniformed Division Support Branch at email@example.com OR by calling (202) 406-5271 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis.
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. Best qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration. We expect to make a selection of which applicants will continue in the application process within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You may check the status of your application for this position by going to www.usajobs.gov. Click on the “My USAJOBS” tab, enter your user ID and password, and click on “My Applications”. You will also receive an e-mail notification regarding your application status. For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.
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